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How to make Venetian plaster

How to make Venetian plaster

It is not known who invented the first Venetian plaster.

Also, there is no information about how and when it happened. The only thing that is safe to say - something that is already in the Renaissance Italian masters have the skills, "painting the walls under marble."

This art is available to us.

You will need

  • Trowel, wax, color, plaster.



Mix the required amount of caramel and plaster. Before you apply the Venetian plasterShould be carefully selected to handlesurface - remove wallpaper, sanding the old paint layers. To an exquisite cover as best you can mate with the base, you must first put the primer.


Put in the middle of a trowel (steel blade withwooden handle, designed for leveling mortar) a small amount of plaster solution (approximately - about half the palm of your hand). Lean it to the work surface at an angle of about thirty degrees. Keep trowel over the surface, pressing hard on the tool.


Take the next tool in the smeara direction perpendicular to the previous smear. After 10 minutes, wipe with a damp cloth trowel. Thus, the entire surface is processed, thus it is necessary to prevent irregularities. A good coat of Venetian plaster is considered if its thickness is less than 0.05 mm, it has almost shine.


Kohler next part of Venetian plasterafter about 6-12 hours after the drying caused earlier. The second layer is a little darker or lighter than the previous one, due to what is achieved and unusual "marble" effekt.Polozhite second coating layer. The number of layers is generally from three to ten. After the application of the latter allow it to dry for 15 minutes, and then proceed to the polishing surface.


Take a trowel, place it virtuallyhorizontal to the surface and lead to the maximum pressure on the previously applied coating. So treat the entire area with Venetian plaster. The tool should be moved in different directions.


Wax week later. Do it with a trowel same multidirectional strokes. Do not put the wax is too thick, as these places are dark spots will be formed after drying. Chamois glove with circular movements pressing treat the entire surface.

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